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Holidays and Cultural Observances: ASU 2022 Religious Holidays and Observances

2022 Religious Holidays and Observances

   
JANUARY 2022

1 Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (Christian)
6 Epiphany (Christian)
7 Christmas (Orthodox Christian)
18 Mahayana New Year (Buddhist)

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FEBRUARY 2022

1 Chinese New Year (Confucianism/Taoism/Buddhism)
2 Imbolc (Wiccan/Pagan)
*3 First day of Rajab (Islamic)
5 Vasant Panchami (Hindu)
15 Nirvana Day (Buddhist)
16 Magha Puja Day (Buddhist)

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MARCH 2022

1 Maha Shivaratri (Hindu)
2 Ash Wednesday (Christian)
*5 First day of Sha’ban (Islamic)
7 Beginning of Lent (Orthodox Christian)
*17 Purim (Jewish)
*19 Holi (Hindu)
*20 Ostara (Wiccan/Pagan)
*22 Naw-Rúz (New Year)

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APRIL 2022

*3 1st Day of Ramadan (Islamic)
10 Palm Sunday (Christian)
10 Palm Sunday (Orthodox Christian)
10 Ramanavami (Hindu)
15 Good Friday (Christian)
16 Pesach-Passover Begins (Jewish)
16-18 Pesach-Passover First 2 Days (Jewish)**
16 Hanuman Jayanti (Hindu)

16 Theravadin New Year (Buddhist)
17 Easter (Christian)
21 Holy Night during Ramadan (Shia)
*21 1st Day of Ridvan (Baha’i)**
23 Holy Night during Ramadan (Shia)
22-23 Pesach-Passover Last 2 Days (Jewish)**
23 Pesach-Passover Ends (Jewish)**
22 Holy Friday (Orthodox Christian)
24 Easter (Orthodox Christian)
25 Holy Night during Ramadan (Shia)
*28 Yom Ha’Shoah (Jewish)

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MAY 2022

*1 Beltane (Wiccan/Pagan)
2 Last day of Rivdan (Baha’i)
2 12th Day of Rivdan (Baha’i) **
*3 Eid-al-Fitr (Islamic)
*4 Yom HaZikaron (Jewish)
*5 Yom Ha’Atzmaut (Jewish)
6 Visakha Puja (Hindu)
*23 Declaration of the B’ab (Baha’i) **
*29 Ascension of Baha’u’llah (Baha’i) **

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JUNE 2022

*5-6 Shavuot (Jewish)**
5 Pentecost (Christian)
12 Pentecost (Orthodox Christian)
*24 Litha (Wiccan/Pagan)

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JULY 2022

*9 The Day of Arafah (Islamic)
*10 Eid-al-Adha (Islamic)
*10 Martyrdom of the B’ab (Baha’i) **
13 Asalha Puja Day (Buddhist)
*13 Guru Purnima (Hindu)
*18 Eid al-Ghadeer (Shia)
*30 1st of Muharram – Islamic New Year (1444 A.H.)

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AUGUST 2022

*1 Lughnassad (Wiccan/Pagan)
*6 Tisha B'av (Jewish)
*8 Ashura (Islamic)
11 Raksha Bandhan (Hindu)
13 Obon (Buddhist)
15 Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary (Roman Catholic)
18 Krishna Janmashtami (Hindu)

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SEPTEMBER 2022

21 Mabon (Wiccan/Pagan)
*26-27 Rosh Hashanah (Jewish) **
26- October 4 Navaratri (Hindu)
27 1st of Rabi’ al-Awwal (Islamic)

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OCTOBER 2022

*5 Yom Kippur (Jewish) **
5 Dusshera/Dasera (Hindu)
*8 Milad al-Nabi (Islamic)
*10-16 Sukkot (Jewish)
*10-11 Sukkot (First 2 Days) (Jewish) **
*17 Shemini Atzeret (Jewish) **
*18 Simchat Torah (Jewish) **
24 Divali/Diwali (Hindu)
*26 Birth of B’ab (Baha’i)
*27 Birth of Baha'u'llah (Baha’i)**
*31- November 1 Samhain (Wiccan/Pagan)

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NOVEMBER 2022

1 All Saints Day (Christian)
26 Day of Covenant (Baha’i)
*28 Ascension of Abdul'l-Baha (Baha’i)

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DECEMBER 2022 8 Immaculate Conception of Virgin Mary (Christian)
8 Bodhi Day (Buddhist)
*18-26 Hanukkah (Jewish)
*21- January 1 2023 Yule (Wiccan/Pagan)
25 Christmas (Christian)
26-Jan 1 2022 Kwanzaa (African-American)

Notes

( * ) Denotes Holiday begins at sunset the day before this date
( ** ) Denotes Holidays on which labor is suspended.

Each Friday 12:40 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Jumma Prayer (Islam).
This time for worship occurs each Friday and would be comparable to Christian worship on Sunday. (This prayer time is considered mandatory for Muslims).
- Please notify your instructor in advance if you are required to attend Jumma Prayer.

Jewish Sabbath begins at sunset each Friday and concludes at sunset on Saturday.

Please Note: Native American Spiritual Ceremonies should be given the same consideration as the above religious occasions.

The ASU Library acknowledges the twenty-three Native Nations that have inhabited this land for centuries. Arizona State University's four campuses are located in the Salt River Valley on ancestral territories of Indigenous peoples, including the Akimel O’odham (Pima) and Pee Posh (Maricopa) Indian Communities, whose care and keeping of these lands allows us to be here today. ASU Library acknowledges the sovereignty of these nations and seeks to foster an environment of success and possibility for Native American students and patrons. We are advocates for the incorporation of Indigenous knowledge systems and research methodologies within contemporary library practice. ASU Library welcomes members of the Akimel O’odham and Pee Posh, and all Native nations to the Library.